Bible Believers' Newsletter 863
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are appreciate your company in fellowship.
Our main article this week is "The Bible is not a Jewish Book" by the late Bertrand L. Comparet. You have perhaps read it in the past from the Spiritual Resources area on the Website. This truth, buried beneath a weight of constant propaganda to the contrary, is generally unknown, yet it is simple, supported by the Old and New Testaments, historical fact, and the rabbis. This issue contains more news than Message, which is not to say that I have not been working on the Message but that it remains a work in progress. Current news is important because it is Scripture coming to pass a helps us to see where we are in the Bible. We encourage to visit all links and to read the Full story.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
America's 'Contingency Plan' to attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons
November 19, 2014 "Military documents as well as official statements, both the US and Israel contemplate the use of nuclear weapons directed against Iran" . . . plans were formulated in 2004 . . . Congress gave the Pentagon the green light to use thermo-nuclear weapons in conventional war theaters in the Middle East and Central Asia, allocating $6 billion in 2004 alone to create the new generation of "defensive" tactical nuclear weapons or "mini-nukes".
"In 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney ordered USSTRATCOM (Strategic Command) to draft a 'contingency plan' that included "a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons" . . . beyond the terms of reference outlined in the Pentagon's 2001 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which called for a "preemptive" "first strike use" of nuclear weapons against Russia and China as well as Iran and North Korea . . . [It] identified more than 450 strategic targets in Iran, including numerous alleged nuclear-weapons-program development sites. The plan, incredibly, was rationalized on a second 9/11 type attack on the US that Cheney believed Iran would allegedly support! . . .
America's mini-nukes, with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb, are upheld as a 'humanitarian' bomb, whereas Iran's nonexistent nuclear weapons are branded as an indisputable threat to global security," Chossudovsky writes.
He notes that the US has stepped up its military shipments to Israel, its NATO allies, and to countries bordering Iran. Israel in 2004 took shipment of the first of 500 US-made BLU 109 "bunker buster" bombs, and the US has supplied thermonuclear bombs to Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, and Great Britain. Turkey alone, a partner in the US anti-Iran coalition, has 90 thermonuclear B61 bombs at its Incirlik nuclear air base.
"It is not Iran and North Korea which are a threat to global security by the United States of America and Israel," he adds. What's more, Western European governments . . . "have endorsed the US-led military initiative against Iran" . . . The US reportedly has 20,000 nuclear bombs available to use and Israel reportedly has another 200, whereas Iran is not known to have one. US military spending of $700 billion a year, moreover, is 100 times the rate of Iran's $7 billion annual military outlay. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Could this be another reason why there must be an invasion of the USA as the Prophet foretold?
Russia threatens the United States
November 12, 2014 Russia has said its air force will conduct regular air patrols from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico . . . Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said . . . "long-range aviation units" would fly along the borders of the Russian Federation and over the waters of the Arctic Ocean. Under the prevailing circumstances we need to ensure a military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans, the waters of the Caribbean basin and the Gulf of Mexico . . ." Full story: youtube.com bbc.com
Comment: Russia has to defend herself against the belligerent West. The US, the UK, Russia, China and France are rebuilding or upgrading their arsenals of nuclear weapons. The other four nuclear states (Pakistan, India, Israel, and North Korea) too are 'improving' their arsenals . . . The nine nuclear states have over 10,000 nuclear weapons in their stockpiles.
NATO 1949: Origin of an Offensive, Expansionist, Imperialist Military Alliance
November 12, 2014 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, was launched sixty five years ago following the signature of the Atlantic Pact in 1949. The original member states that came together under US tutelage claimed that their alliance was dedicated to the preservation of peace and to the defence of Western Europe against the supposed threat of military aggression. It is noteworthy that the launch of NATO coincided with the intensification of the Cold War, the political division of Germany and the first tentative steps by the US and Britain to rearm the new West German state.
In his memoirs published in 1989, Andrei Gromyko, who was Soviet Foreign Minister from the mid-1950s when he succeeded Molotov, to 1985, recounts an episode from his long career that has received scant attention in the West. It concerns the Soviet response to the establishment of NATO. It is worth quoting in full:
"In 1955 a meeting of the heads of government of the USSR, USA, Britain and France took place in Geneva. Sharp exchanges occurred revealing serious differences between the former allies. Eisenhower, Eden and Edgar Faure fiercely argued that NATO was a force for peace, especially in Europe, whereas in fact their plan was aimed at swallowing up East Germany into West Germany, and whitewashing the remilitarisation of West Germany in peace-loving propaganda.
In an effort to deprive the three Western powers of their notion that the Soviet Union was not doing its part in consolidating peace, the Soviet delegation, consisting of Khrushchev, Bulganin, Molotov, Marshal Zhukov and myself, announced that the Soviet Union was willing to join NATO. We argued that, since NATO was dedicated to the cause of peace, it could not but agree to include the USSR. It is hard to describe the effect this announcement had on the Western delegations when it was made by Bulganin, as President of the Council of Ministers. They were so stunned that for several minutes none of them said a word. Eisenhower's usual vote-winning smile vanished from his face. He leaned over for a private consultation with Dulles; but we were not given a reply to our proposal . . . Full story: greanvillepost.com
Obama declares the New World Order
May 26, 2014 "We are too small minded to govern our own affairs and we must surrender our individual rights . . ." . . . to a DICTATOR [like the EU or UN]! Only 19 seconds long. PLEASE WATCH. Not reported by US mediathe German Press had to do it. Full story: youtube.com or the unedited transcript.
Comment: "The king's plan of action for the current moment, and all the more so for the future, will be unknown, even to those who are called his closest counselors" Protocol 24:8.
A New Push for Peace in Syria?
November 14, 2014 After robbing over 130,000 people of their lives, and evicting over 9 million refugees from their homes, the Syrian war has infected nearly every region of the Middle East. Yet among the US and its regional allies there are no public discussions about a viable peace plan, only war talk.
It's hard to talk peace when the United States is still maneuvering for war, having recently given $500 million to arm and train Syrian rebels, while also brokering a deal with [Jewish-ruled] Saudi Arabia to open a new Syrian rebel training camp, in addition to the one already functioning in Jordan. Instead of using Obama's vast Middle East influence for peace he has used it to push war . . .
Obama chose instead to reinforce the close alliances with pariah states Saudi Arabia and Israel, and both are demanding that Syria be destroyed. By re-committing himself to [Jewish] Saudi Arabia, [Donmeh Jew-ruled] Turkey, and Israel, [Jewish President] Obama has essentially abandoned peace with Syria and Iran, since Obama's allies want Syria and Iran destroyed.
If Obama followed the lead of Russia and Egypt in the peace process, his allies would abandon him, since they've invested huge sums of money, arms, and their political livelihoods on making sure their governments and domestic companies profit off of the demise of the Syrian government . . . The stalemate has become so obvious and destructive in Syria that Russia and Egypt have inserted themselves as power brokers, which would act to bolster their political-economic leverage while pushing the US out . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Crisis Actors employed in Apostate West's False Flags
November 19, 2014 Following the success of three false flag holocausts, each of six million Jews in the twentieth century, Jewish controlled governments of apostate (once) Christian nations have caught the MOSSAD's disease "By way of DECEIT thou shalt do war." The reasons for the Boer War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, Saddam's WMD, Iran's nuclear threat, wars on the nouns Poverty, Drugs, Hate, Terror, Communism, Inequality, Discrimination, Polio, Swine Flu, Bird Flu, SARS, AIDS, Ebolaall as phony as Prohibition, ISIS, al Qaeda, the US-engineered situations in the Ukraine and Syria, the USS Maine, SS Sussex, Pearl Harbour, Boston Marathon, Port Arthur and Sandy Hook massacres, 7/7, 9/11, events worldwide in Marriott and Westfield properties; shootings in schools, universities and shopping centres, Global warming/climate change, Hurricane Katrina . . . lying propaganda and bloody slaughter engineered by a 'hidden hand'.
Christianity has approximately 2.4 billion adherents, out of about 7.2 billion people and has certainly gentrified the world; however the true living saints would be few. Without Christ, the Holy Spirit, it is evident that our lives are manipulated by Satan who has been riding his pale horse since the twentieth century. His vicarious children have us killing our own kin in wars and in the invisible genocide of miscegenation misnamed multiculturalism to the diminution of Christ's Kingdom.
"Fox, the London Telegraph and the Daily Mail all published articles promoting a video claiming to show a Syrian boy rescuing a young girl amid heavy gunfire during Syria's ongoing conflict. The Daily Mail claimed under its article titled, "Heroic young boy runs through sniper fire in Syria, pretends to get shot, then rescues terrified girl as bullets hit the floor around them," that: Yabroud was the last rebel stronghold held by the FSA on the Lebanese border before it fell to Assad's forces in March 2014 . . . the video was a complete hoaxa literal production filmed in Malta, not Syria, and consisting of actors, actresses, and special effects. The UK Mirror in its article, "Footage of Syrian 'hero boy' dodging sniper's bullets to save girl revealed as FAKE," would finally admit:
Lars Klevberg, 34, from Oslo, devised the hoax after watching news coverage of the troubles in Syria. He told BBC Trending: "If I could make a film and pretend it was real, people would share it and react with hope. "We shot it in Malta in May this year on a set that was used for other famous movies like Troy and Gladiator. "The little boy and girl are professional actors from Malta. The voices in the background are Syrian refugees living in Malta" . . . "Syrian refugees living in Malta" participated in his propaganda stunt. This is far from the first time the West and its proxies have been caught blatantly producing false reports, footage, and claims regarding the Syrian conflict. In fact, the Western media's coverage of the Syrian conflict is nothing more than a series of deceptions crutching their way along on their audience's perceived ignorance, from one exposed sham to another.
During the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, there was "Gay Girl in Damascus" who turned out to be a 40 year-old American man based in the UK . . . also "Syria Danny," a regular guest on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 until he was caught blatantly staging chaos off-camera ahead of a scheduled call-in . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
A Quick Look at US Military Involvement in Africa
November 13, 2014 Boko Haram is said to be a creation of the CIA and Mossad in order to destabilize the African continent. Its emphasis is on oil and resource-rich Nigeria. Its purpose is to put a black mark on Islam, and a determined push to isolate China from Africa.
No fewer than 75 Boko Haram militants were killed on Wednesday by local hunters in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State, who recaptured the local government headquarters from the hand of the insurgents . . . hunters mobilised after they were told that the insurgents had killed a Nigeria lieutenant colonel . . . some of the insurgents were killed with bows and arrows. Investigations revealed that there is a fear of reprisal by the insurgents . . . over 20,000 local hunters in Adamawa State are mobilising forces to team up with the Nigerian troops to liberate some captured local government areas of the state from the hand of the insurgents. Meanwhile . . . The Muslim Ummah, led by its state chairman, but represented by Uztaz Dauda Muhammad Bello, described the propaganda of the Boko Haram Islamist extremist as unfortunate and at variance with Islamic teachings . . .
One report titled "China's New Security Strategy in Africa" (Summer 2009) actually betrays the Pentagon's fear of the PLA eventually sending troops to Africa to protect Chinese interests. China will soon become Africa's largest trading partnerahead of France and the UKand its top source of foreign investment. It's telling that the best the West could come up with to counteract this geopolitical earthquake was to go the militarised way. The external Chinese model of trade, aid and investmentnot to mention the internal Chinese model of large-scale, state-led investments in infrastructuremade Africa forget about the West while boosting the strategic importance of Africa in the global economy.
Why would an African government rely on the ideology-based "adjustments" of [the City's] IMF and the World Bank when China attaches no political conditions and respects sovereigntyfor Beijing, the most important principle of international law? On top of it, China carries no colonial historical baggage in Africa . . . Full story: US in Africa, odili.net
Malaysian Airlines MH17 downed by Ukrainian Military Aircraft
November 15, 2014 At the APEC Summit in Beijing, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott who is hosting this week's G20 meetings in Brisbane, intimated in no uncertain terms, during a 15 minute encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that Moscow was responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
Global Research has from the outset provided extensive coverage of the downing of MH17. The evidence and analysis not only dispels Prime Minister Abbott's accusations, it points unequivocally to a false flag attack instigated by the US-NATO supported Kiev regime, as well as a coverup by the Australian and Dutch investigators.
Lest we forget, the downing of MH17 was used as a pretext by Washington to impose economic sanctions on the Russian Federation. The Western media and governments have gone to arms length to suppress and distort the evidence which points to the downing of MH17 not by a Buk missile but by a Ukrainian military aircraft . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Ukraine's President, to the People he's bombing: 'Go to Hell'
November 17, 2014 Ukraine's President, Petro Poroshenko, in an Odessa TV address to the nation, on November 13th, said: "We will have our jobs. They will not. We will have our pensions. They will not. We will have care for children, for people, and retirees. They will not. Our children will go to schools and kindergartens. Theirs will hole up in basements [from our bombs] because they are not able to do anything. This is exactly how we will win this war! [i.e., we will starve and terrorize them into submission.]"
His corrupt government was installed by the United States of America, in a violent coup this past February, under the cover of "Maidan" demonstrations against the previous corrupt leader of Ukraine. US President Barack Obama wants US oil companies to be able to frack in Ukraine [to depress prices and suppress the Russian economy], and wants to place nuclear missiles there, against next-door Russia, but the previous Ukrainian ruler wouldn't go along with those goals. So, Obama overthrew him and now wants to get rid also of the people who had voted for him. That's why the successor President, Poroshenko, is bombing these people: to get rid of them. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Media Blackout as [US-backed] Ukrainian Fascists execute Locals who sympathize with Donetsk People's Republic
October 23, 2014 A truck with a mounted video camera belonging to members of Ukrainian punitive nationalist battalion was captured by self-defense forces of Donetsk People's Republic. Part of the video shows Ukrainian radicals taking several locals to a large hole in the ground in a wooded area, made locals get in the hole and then shot them. The mass grave has been found, Donetsk authorities are investigating murders and hate crimes against Russian-speaking Ukrainians (uacrisis).
Though this video of genocide-in-action is rare, the event itself is routinely happening in southeastern Ukraine, so that the Ukrainian Government can reduce the population in the area of Ukraine that had voted over 80% for the Ukrainian President whom the Obama Administration overthrew in a violent CIA-paid, US-State-Department planned-and-run, coup, which climaxed on 22 February 2014. The new Government is trying to eliminate enough of the people who had voted for him so that the coup-imposed regime will be able to stay in power 'democratically,' with those Russia-friendly voters gone . . .
Here is how deeply immersed in hatred of "Moscals" these people are. The Ukrainians who fought on Hitler's side in WWII are heroes to them. An American friend who happens to live in the conflict-zone, the southeast, where the "Moskals" are predominant, wrote me today about the city of "Mariupol." The hospital there is being inundated with rape victims. A lot of girls are just going missing. People are disappearing constantly . . . Killing the residents is considered to be 'patriotic' . . . as those voters in Ukraine's far-east stayed alive where they were, inside Ukraine, no anti-Russian regime in Ukraine would be able to remain securely in power . . .
Due to the Internet, this is the first genocide that is being documented in real time, as it occurs. Historians will note this genocide, and will also note where it was reported, and where it was not reported. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Zechariah 14:2 prophesied that in the 'hot stage' of World War III the Israeli Jewish women will be raped (as Judaeo-Communists raped two million German women and girls of the Third Reich, and Brother Branham said this will happen in the United States when it is defeated in World War III. "The Bible says it will happen. But let me tell you, that will never touch the Church of the living God; we'll be gone by that time" (Handwriting on the Wall, p. 11:84-90). And Obama, Cameron, Abbott and the other apostate leaders of the West are hastening the day, forcing Russia into the 'hot stage' of World War III as their forefathers forces Germany and Japan into World War II.
Church of England formally approves Plans for Women Bishops
November 17, 2014 The Church of England has formally adopted legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year. The amendment was passed with a show of hands at the general synod. The first women priests were ordained in 1994, but to date they have not been able to take on the Church's most senior roles. [Jewish] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the move meant the start of "a new way of being the church" . . .
Full story: bbc.com
Comment: A "new way indeed" (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; I Timothy 4:1-2). A bishop is a layMAN elected by a local congregation for a limited term, usually one year. HE is subject to HIS pastor and HIS authority does not extend beyond HIS local assembly.
I Timothy 3:2-7, "A bishop must be above reproach, the HUSBAND of one wife, hard-working, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, apt and skilful in teaching; neither a drunkard nor violent but gentle, not quarrelsome but conciliatory and no lover of money; presiding well over HIS own household, having HIS children submissive and completely respectful; for if a MAN does not know how to manage HIS own house, how can HE care for God's Church? He must not be a recent convert, lest being lifted up with conceit he fall into the condemnation of the Devil. He must be well thought of by outsiders so that Satan cannot snare him with many accusations and leave him without freedom to conduct his office".
The Bible is not a Jewish Book
By Bertrand L. Comparet
The statement is commonly made, even by those who should know better, that we Christians owe a debt to the Jews, for we received our Bible and our religion from them. While many people have been deceived into believing this, it is completely false. Part of the mistake comes from the complete confusion in the minds of nearly all people as to just what they mean by Jew. Are they referring to people of a certain race, or referring to a people of a certain religion, for the two are not the same. There are in Africa today, pure blooded Negroes who are Jews by religion; in India today there are pure blooded Indians who are Jews, and there are in China today, pure blooded Mongolians who are Jews by religion. Likewise, there are some people today who are racially of the stock we know as Jews, but who have been converted to other religions.
First let's consider the claim we received our Bible and our religion from the Jews, meaning Jews by religion. It is certain we didn't get the New Testament from them, for the Jewish religion is condemned throughout the New Testament. But did we get the Old Testament from them? No, for several reasons: in the first place, no Jew by religion existed before the return from the Babylonian captivity, shortly after 536BC. Their great historian Josephus writes, "So the Jews prepared the work. Jew is the name they are called by from the day that they came up from Babylon." The only books of the Old Testament that were written after the return from Babylon are, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah (all of them historical, rather than doctrinal), Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. In none of these do the Jews receive anything but rebuke for their wickedness, for their apostasy from the religion of the Old Testament. The late Rabbi Stephen F. Wise, formerly the Chief Rabbi of the United States said, "The return from Babylon and the introduction of the Babylonian Talmud mark the end of Hebrewism and the beginning of Judaism."
The learned Rabbi was correct in distinguishing the true religion of the Old Testament as Hebrewism for it was the religion of the real Hebrews, who were not Jews at all. Judaism, the religion of the Jews, is as the learned Rabbi says, based upon the Babylonian Talmud, which contains the supposed oral law. It was never reduced to writing as part of the Bible. This oral law gradually gained greater force among the Jews than the written law in the Bible, with which it often conflicted in Jesus' day, the Babylonian Talmud was known as the Tradition of the Elders.
This is why Jesus told the Jews: "Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. Howbeit, in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the Commandments of men. For laying aside the commandments of God that ye may keep your own tradition, ye make the Word of God of none effect through your tradition which ye have delivered" (Mark 7:6-13). "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (Matthew 22:29).
"Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites! for ye pay tithes of mint, anise and cumin and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith" (Matthew 23:23).
This was the religion of the Jews. As the learned Rabbi Stephen F. Wise said, Judaism was distinguished from Hebrewism, the real religion of the Old Testament. Certainly Christianity took nothing from any Jewish religion for we have never taken any part of Christianity from the Talmud.
Well then, can it be said we got our Bible or our religion of Christianity from men of the Jewish race? No, it cannot. The Jews are not a race, and Jesus was not a Jew. It can be clearly proven, both out of the historical books of the Bible and out of the only thorough history of the times written by one living when the facts were still well known. Josephus' "Antiquities of the Jews," tells that the Jews were a people distinct and separate from Yahweh's people Israel, although living among them. The Jew were the Canaanite people who lived in Palestine, before Israel entered the Promised Land and who were not driven out. These Canaanite people, and the mixed offspring from intermarriage with the Israelites, were allowed to remain in the land while paying heavy tribute taxes.
The prophets who wrote the books of the Old Testament were all of pure Israelite stock, from one or another of the 12 tribes of Israel. Moses, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, Haggai and Zechariah were of the tribe of Levi. Joshua and Samuel were of the tribe of Ephraim. Isaiah, Daniel and Zephaniah were of the house of David, Jonah was of the tribe of Zebulun. Hosea was of the tribe of Issachar.
When the Assyrians conquered and deported the people of the ten northern tribes, the Bible records that the Assyrians brought other people in from the Assyrian empire and settled them in Samaria, in place of the Israelites they had deported. Samaria is only the southern half of the territory occupied by these ten northern tribes. The northern half was Galilee and this was left vacant. When the kingdom of Judah was later deported to Babylon for their seventy years captivity their land was left with few inhabitants. During their absence the Edomites who were descendants of Esau mixed with Canaanites and Hittites, were forced out of their own land by pressure of invading Arab tribes, and moved westward into the vacant lands of Judah, occupying the southern half of the former kingdom of Judah.
Therefore, when a portion of the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin returned from the Babylonian captivity they were too few in number to evict the warlike Edomites and had to try to squeeze into the very little territory they had left. It was too small for them, so what was left of the tribe of Judah took the little territory remaining around Jerusalem and Benjamin was pushed to the north. They could not move next door into Samaria, as this area was occupied by the peoples settled there by the Assyrians. Benjamin had to leapfrog over them into the vacant territory of Galilee.
That the apostles and the majority of Christian converts came from the Benjaminites should not surprise us. When the kingdom was split in two upon the death of Solomon, God said He would leave Benjamin with Judah so that the house of David should have a light before them. In Jesus' time the people of Benjamin were still the light bearers. In the New Testament all of the apostles were of the tribe of Benjamin except Judas Iscariot, the only Jew among them but he was a Judahite. Judas came from the village of Kerioth in southern Judea. Iscariot is a corruption of Ish Kerioth, man of Kerioth. Paul tells us that he was of the tribe of Benjamin and that the other apostles except Judas Iscariot were from Galilee where the tribe of Benjamin settled after the return from Babylon.
This is confirmed by Jesus. In Matthew 15:24 He said, "I am not sent but unto the sheep of the house of Israel." In John chapter 10 Jesus tells the Jews, "I am the good Shepherd and know My sheep and am known of Mine. But ye believe not because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me." From the Savior's own lips we have the proof that the Jews are not of the tribes of Israel. Note carefully that He does not say that their unbelief keeps them from being of His sheep. He says the exact opposite; that the reason why they do not believe is that they are not of His sheep, the house of Israel. Christianity and Judaism are completely and irreconcilably inconsistent. Whichever one is right, the other must be wrong for they mutually repudiate each other. A great part of Jesus' reported Words are His denunciation of the Jews for their religion, which He tells them, is not that of the Old Testament. In John 5:46 Jesus told them, "Had ye believed in Moses, ye would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me." In Luke 16:31 Jesus said, "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded through one rose from the dead." He was right, He did rise from the dead, but to this day they are not persuaded.
It is therefore clear; we got neither our Bible nor our Christian religion, either in whole or in part from those who were Jews, either by religion or by race. We owe them no debt, for they gave us nothing.
"History of God's Holy Bible and the so-called Jews".
Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser wrote, "This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christiansthat Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. . . Judaism is not the religion of the Bible" (Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967, p. 59).
Rabbi Moshe M. Maggal, President, National Jewish Information Service wrote: ". . . you will notice the great difference between the Jewish and Christian religions. But these are not all. We consider the two religions so different that one excludes the other . . . we emphasized that there is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion . . . There is not any similarity between the two concepts" (Letter of August 21, 1961).
The London Jewish World of March 15, 1923 declared: "Fundamentally, Judaism is anti-Christian."
Rabbi Martin Siegel: "I am devoting my lecture in this seminar to a discussion of the possibility that we are now entering a Jewish century, a time when the spirit of the community, the non-ideological blend of the emotional and rational and the resistance to categories and forms will emerge through the forces of anti-nationalism to provide us with a new kind of society. I call this process the Judaization of Christianity because Christianity will be the vehicle through which this society becomes Jewish" (New York Magazine, January 18, 1972, p. 32).
Jacob Neusner: It helps to remember that rabbinism's initial catalyst was neither the canonization of the Hebrew Bible nor readerly research of Scripture but the demise of the Second Temple . . ." (Rabbinic Judaism, p. 31-34). nl863.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.